(a) birth
(b) enlightenment
(c) first sermon
(d) death
What is the pavarana ceremony in Buddhism?
(a) The initiation ceremony for admission into the Sangha
(b) The ceremony for expelling members of the Sangha on disciplinary
(c) The get-together of monks to confess their offences, if any, committed
during their stay at a fixed abode in the rainy season
(d) The daily ceremony performed by the monks for affirming their faith in
the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha.
Which Buddhist work pleads for the protection of cattle, declaring them to be
givers of annada (food), vannada (beauty) and sukhada (happiness)?
(a) Milinda-Panho
(b) Mahavastu
(c) Sutta Pitaka
(d) Buddhacharita
The earliest extant Buddhist stupa comes from
(a) Sanchi
(b) Sarnath
(c) Bodh Gaya
(d) Amaravati
The Buddha can best be described as an
(a) atheist
(b) theist
(c) materialist
(d) agnostic
Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
(a) Dignaga—Sutralankara
(b) Asvaghosha—Buddhacharita
(c) Nagarjuna—Madhyamikakarika
(d) Nagasena—Milinda-Panho
Consider the following statements: